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Same deal as advertising, really. Must be heavily regulated. This should not be confused with the regulation of free speech; on the contrary, unbridled media ownership is, de facto, restriction of free speech.

  • Disbar any company bigger than (threshold) from owning a newspaper / TV channel / content provider
  • Disbar any company from owning more than (1/2/?) media outlets
  • Disbar from media ownership, any company which derives a significant part of its earnings from non-media activities

The second one covers the UK situation (Multimerdochmedia). The third one covers the French situation (capture of the press by arms manufacturing, capture of TV by construction industry)

Both the French and UK situations demonstrate how vulnerable political processes are to capture by powerful media interest.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Feb 13th, 2012 at 06:08:20 AM EST

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